Nice, this lively city animated by the humming rhythm of la dolce vita, is where René GALASSI lives and creates his paintings, sculptures and etchings.
His passion was inspired by his Italian family: traditional cabinet markers on his father's side and musicians on his mother's side. He had been immersed in this creative world and, as a young man, he decided to devote himself to the artistic endeavor.
The encounter with Henri Baviera introduced René Galassi to the world of etchings and its specific techniques. Till this day, one can observe how his fascinating etchings are marked by precision, care and patience.
The intense emotions triggered by the explosion of light that reigns over the Old Town and Cours Saleya are translated with the same meticulousness. The unique southern light projected onto the foam of the blue waves is represented by the self-taught artist on different media. Galassi's multidisciplinary talent gives birth to creations manifested on unusual supports, such as his paper Calicots. In his own vision, forms projects itself in order to transform and vivify matter and give birth to itself. The eruption of light and color, formed by pigment and passion, makes each creation an ode to the Mediterranean Sea.
Lives and works in Nice, France.
René Galassi from Philippe Rouget on Vimeo.
84 x 68 cm
Mixed Media + white wooden frame
2016 Atelier Andelu (Vallauris, France)
2015 Galerie Jas la rimade (Carces France)
2014 Renting Art (Paris, France)
2014 Centre culturelle de Beausoleil (France)
2012 Le Safranier - Antibes (Nice)
2012 Le Mirazur - Menton (France)
2012 Librairie-Galerie Matarasso - Nice (France)
2012 Immobilière Tichadou - Nice (France)
2012 Galerie des Dominicains - Nice (France)
2012 La conciergerie Gounod - Nice (France)
2011 Galerie Bogena - Saint-Paul (France)
2010 Château Rode de Herzogenrath - Aachen (Allemagne)
2009 Valbonne (France)
2009 Beausoleil (France)
2006 Chapelle des pénitents blancs - Vence (France)
2013 Düsseldorf (Germany)
2013 Galerie des Dominicains Nice (France)
2012 La messe des artistes", Eglise Saint-Pierre d'Arène - Nice (France)
2012 Galerie Jas de la Rimade - Carcès (France)
2012 Galerie Bebb & Sekers - Alderey Edge (Angleterre)
2012 Comité AIAP Unesco - Monaco (Monaco)
2011 Galerie Synthèse - Bruxelles (Belgique)
2011 Galerie Pictor - Munka Ljungby (Suède)
2011 Galerie del Cavallo - Quiliano (Italie)
2011 "L'art en place", - Vence (France)
2011 Szczecin (Pologne)
2011 La Semeuse - Nice (France)
2011 Sang neuf - Nice (France)
2010 Atelier Renato Soardi - Nice (France)
2009 Salon de l'estampe, (Grand Palais) - Paris (France)
2008 Salon de l'estampe, (Grand Palais) - Paris (France)
2008 "L'Art en Place", - Vence (France)
2007 Salon de l'estampe, (Grand Palais) - Paris (France)
2004 Foire LINE'ART, - Gand (Belgique)
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